L.A. libraries will stop collecting late fees for overdue books and other materials

L.A. city officials cancel library fines, which some believe discourage working families from taking advantage of books and other library offerings. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-12-13 18:32:41 UTC ]
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African Book Trust Raise Funds for South Africa’s Library Collections

With a goal of getting South African authors' work to the country's readers, the African Book Trust is working to donate bookjs to library collections. The post African Book Trust Raise Funds for South Africa’s Library Collections appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New York Public Library launches imprint to publish books inspired by its collections

From colouring and picture books for children to work by adult authors including Maira Kalman, new project will celebrate the library’s role in the life of the cityA treasure trove of rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and more are set to fire the imaginations of authors in a new venture... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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State Library Victoria proves libraries aren't just about books: they're about community

In our digital age, libraries are spaces for community and connection. The new State Library Victoria proves libaries have an exciting future. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2019-12-08 18:49:50 UTC ]
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Book Club: Our first pick is ‘The Library Book’

Just in time for summer reading, "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean is the L.A. Times Book Club's first selection and community read. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-08 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Los Angeles Times Book Club reads 'The Library Book'

Just in time for summer reading, the Los Angeles Times Book Club has chosen "The Library Book" as our first community read and will host a June 25 forum with bestselling author Susan Orlean. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-06 10:00:06 UTC ]
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Los Angeles Times Book Club reads ‘The Library Book’

Just in time for summer reading, the Los Angeles Times Book Club has chosen “The Library Book” as our first community read and will host a June 25 forum with bestselling author Susan Orlean. Join us as we explore Orlean’s bestseller, a whodunit about the mysterious 1986 fire that gutted Los... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-06 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean talks ‘The Library Book’ on first day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

Susan Orlean cracked open her book and bent toward the microphone. “Covers burst like popcorn,” she said, reading from her book about the mysterious 1986 fire at downtown L.A.’s Central Library. “Pages flared and blackened and then sprang away from their bindings, a ream of sooty scraps soaring... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair: Publishers, Book Aid International Champion Rebuilding Iraqi Library

Since the destruction of the University of Mosul's library, momentum is building for Book Aid International's efforts to coordinate and enable publishers' contributions to rebuilding. The post London Book Fair: Publishers, Book Aid International Champion Rebuilding Iraqi Library appeared first... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: The library fire, a criminal family, reviews and book news

Hello! I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg with this week’s books newsletter from the L.A. Times. THE BIG STORY Although Susan Orlean is a staff writer for the New Yorker, she lives in Los Angeles part-time, and for the last six years has been writing a book that investigates a mystery many of us... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: An editor with a vision, the late Denis Johnson and more book news

Hello, book lovers! I’m book editor Carolyn Kellogg with this week’s literary news. THE BIG STORY John Freeman’s name is in lights — literary lights, that is, on the cover of the journal Freeman’s. In it, he encourages some of our greatest writers — Mohsin Hamid, Valeria Luiselli, Dave Eggers —... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-01-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: What Libraries Need to Consider When Looking at E-book Lending Solutions

E-book lending in libraries has its challenges, but as the explosion of new players, platforms, and service providers in the field suggests, it is on the upswing. How do you choose which ebook lending service is best for your library? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book the Writer service brings authors to book clubs – for a fee

While authors have appeared in person, via Skype or via telephone at book clubs before, Book the Writer has the clubs pay for the author's appearance. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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SURVEY: Is a Library Without Print Books a Library at All?

Is an all-digital library just the 21st-century update of the traditional library? Or a free database and ebook service with better branding? Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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So many languages, so few books: Libraries struggle to reflect places they serve

Libraries across Southern California are aiming to serve the immigrant readers of rapidly changing cities by purchasing books in a variety of languages. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-02-17 13:00:04 UTC ]
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Do you even love books if you haven’t collected all of these independent bookseller cards?

Canadian independent publisher (and bookstore!) Biblioasis has printed up a limited run of indie bookseller trading cards, featuring heroic comic book portraits of prominent booksellers. Why? Well, for starters, this week is the annual independent booksellers conference in Baltimore, the ABA’s... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-21 13:40:31 UTC ]
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New York Public Library’s most checked-out books say a lot about what we read and why

The recently unveiled list, compiled from more than a century of circulation data, is like a literary cardiogram of the nation’s beating heart. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-13 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Sharjah World Book Capital Program Backs Kenyan Library Restoration

Backing 'the journey of a historic cultural icon' in Nairobi, the Sharjah World Book Capital program announces support for the McMillan Library restoration. The post Sharjah World Book Capital Program Backs Kenyan Library Restoration appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-12-17 13:10:22 UTC ]
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N.Y. Public Library Selects 10 Best Books for Children en Español

The list includes a mix of books written originally in Spanish and in translation. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-11-26 10:00:03 UTC ]
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Celebrities Reading: Why Book Lists and Private Libraries Fascinate Us

A reader considers public fascination with iconic and celebrity readers, including attention paid to their personal libraries and book lists. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-11-25 11:40:14 UTC ]
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